Posted by MikeT23 on 1/16/2013 5:36:00 PM (view original):
Did they know these guns were being resold to drug cartels?
And they took no action? Or, if nothing else, called someone who could take action?
It's not like the guys buying the guns had shirts on that said "I'm with the drug cartels."
When you buy a gun in Arizona, you're required to sign an affidavit promising that you don't intend to resell the gun. But it's perfectly legal for you to change your mind literally the second you walk out of the store and then resell the gun legally. You can't be arrested for selling the gun, even if the person you sold it to turns out to be a gun runner.
The ATF can arrest the gun runner IF they catch that person smuggling the guns into Mexico. But US citizens are rarely stopped, searched, or even slowed down going into Mexico. So chances of that are small, especially when there is no trail of illegal activity (the guns were bought legally) to use to obtain a warrant.